Our Projects

NYSOGS 95 Walsh Retaining Wall

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Project Overview: 
On March 11, 2015 a slope failure occurred that impacted a senior living building located at 95 Walsh Road causing the evacuation of the building. McLaren responded immediately that evening to observe the retaining wall and slope failure, which exposed a portion of the croton aqueduct built in the 1830’s.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren determined the resulting slope failure was predominately mud, and excess water behind the wall appeared to have caused the failure. The main challenge was to not further destabilize the slope while stabilizing the remaining walls. McLaren recommended several next steps to the client. The ensuing effort, under an Executive Order from the Governor of NYS, was to design and construct a new 320 foot long tied back soldier pile wall with concrete form lined lagging in front of the existing stone gravity retaining wall as part of a Design-Build contract with Moretrench.
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Structural Engineering
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Civil Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Landscape Architecture
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Surveying
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Construction Inspection
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
New York State Office of General Services / New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
Project Type: 
Slope Failure / Emergency Response
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2015-2016
Construction Cost: 
5,400,000 (Est.)

Battery Park Perimeter, Bikeway, Oval and Woodland Reconstruction

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Project Overview: 
The project reconstructed the path system in front of Castle Clinton to provide a great lawn with more open space. A bikeway was constructed along the north perimeter of the park that completed the linkage at the South Street Ferry with the West Street greenway.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided full preliminary design and final contract documents for the completion of landscape areas and bikeway within the park, foundation design for the re-installation of 13 monuments, as well as permitting and construction administration services. McLaren provided Quennell Rothschild Partners with civil, geotechnical, structural, and other related services in connection with their New York City Department of Parks and Recreation contract to develop design and contract documents for the reconstruction of areas of Battery Park.
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Structural Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Manhattan, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation / Quennell Rothschild Partners
Project Type: 
Award Winning Project
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2009-2013
Construction Cost: 
13,000,000

NYSOGS Salt Sheds

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Project Overview: 
McLaren as retained by the New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) to provide geotechnical and structural engineering services and related matters for various projects across the state. The NYSDOT owns over 100 Cover-All structures used as salt storage facilities. These structures vary in length, width and height, but are all composed of the same structural materials.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided various services for several of these salt sheds including: engineering evaluations, inspections, structural analysis, site visits, code review and report preparation, recommendations for both corrosion mitigation and repairs to meet structural adequacy, design calculations, and construction phase services.
Service: 
Structural Analysis
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Design Calculations
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Emergency Response
Location: 
Various New York Locations
Client: 
New York State Office of General Services
Project Type: 
Structural Design and Analysis
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2013-2018
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Francis Alÿs: The Fabiola Project

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Project Overview: 
The Fabiola Project consists mostly of paintings and are all reproductions of a single lost 1885 painting of the saint by French artist Jean-Jacques Henner. Belgian artist, Francis Alÿs, began collecting the images in the early 1990s upon moving to Mexico City, and has since expanded with the help of friends during travels throughout the world. The collection has been showcased at the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, the LACMA in Los Angeles, CA, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. The exhibit, in Houston, is available from May 2016 through January 2018.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided engineering services for the Menil Collection in Houston, TX to renovate the Byzantine Fresco Chapel in preparation for the installation of the Fabiola Project on May 21st. McLaren designed a new 25 foot high by 40 foot wide hanging wall that was built in modular sections and raised via chain motors, in order to facilitate installation without messy construction in the exhibit hall. The wall assembly that appears to float above the floor was fabricated by the Texas Scenic Company and showcases over 450 artistic works of Saint Fabiola.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Rigging Engineering
Location: 
Houston, Texas
Client: 
The Menil Collection
Project Type: 
Art Gallery
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2016
Construction Cost: 
N/A

PATH Stations Condition Survey Inspections

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Project Overview: 
McLaren performed a cyclical condition survey of New Jersey PATH Stations at the following locations: Exchange Place Station, Grove Street Station, Hoboken Station, Newark – Penn Station, and Newport Station.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed detailed visual and hands-on field inspections focusing on non-structural deficiencies, structural deficiencies, and safety related hazards. The inspections included going on the PATH train tracks at each station so the conditions of the train platforms could be evaluated. All field personnel received PATH Worker Training and wore appropriate PPE at all times. At completion of the inspection work, McLaren provided a detailed inspection report which contained a full summary and supporting drawings for the inspection work performed.
Service: 
Condition Inspections
Location: 
New Jeresey
Client: 
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Project Type: 
Condition Inspections
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2014-2015
Construction Cost: 
N/A